The Clash Tommy Gun Lyrics

tommy gun

you ain’t happy less you got one

tommy gun

ain’t gonna shoot the place up

just for fun

maybe he wants to die for the money

maybe he wants to kill for his country

whatever he wants, he’s gonna get it!

tommy gun

you better strip it down for a customs run

tommy gun

waiting in the airport ’till kingdom come

an’ we can watch you make it

on the nine o’clock news

standing there in palestine lighting the fuse

whatever you want, you’re gonna get it

tommy gun

you’ll be dead when your war is won

tommy gun

but did you have to gun down everyone?

i can see it’s kill or be killed

a nation of destiny has got to be fulfilled

whatever you want, you’re gonna get it!

tommy gun

you can be a hero in an age of none

tommy gun

i’m cutting out your picture from page one

i’m gonna get a jacket just like yours

an’ give my false support to your cause

whatever you want, you’re gonna get it!

okay, so let’s agree about the price

And make it one jet airliner for ten prisoners

boats an’ tanks and planes, it’s your game

kings an’ queens an’ generals learn your name

i see all the innocents, the human sacrifice

and if death comes so cheap

then the same goes for life!